At Thornbury Primary School, we want to equip children with a curiosity of learning. Through our History curriculum, we want to inspire children to question and understand the world we live in and to make connections as to how the world today has been shaped by previous events.

A high-quality history education helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our aim is to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.